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Clinical Uses of a Dental Diamond Bur

Clinical Uses of a Dental Diamond Bur


Diamond burs are generally used for reducing tooth structures to place crowns or porcelain veneer. Diamonds may also be used to smooth, refine, and polish composite or porcelain material.

Let's learn how dental diamond burs from Strauss Dental will exceed your expectations of dental instruments and their clinical uses.

Diamond dental burs

All dental burs attach to a rotary dental handpiece and are required for dentists to cut, grind, and remove hard and soft tissue from a patient’s mouth and teeth. Two types of burs are the most popular dental equipment, both tungsten carbide, and diamond. Diamond is known as one of the hardest materials and is capable of cutting through nearly anything. It is for this reason that diamond dental burs are a great addition to your dental instruments toolkit.

Dental diamond burs have the finest material for the most precise results in both standard reusable and disposable styles. Made of a stainless-steel frame coated evenly in fine diamond powder, they come in various grits. Used mostly for exact drilling, finishing, and grinding, it’s vital to consider the grit of a diamond bur before making your purchase. Diamond burs with coarse grits are excellent tools for material removal, whereas finer grits work best when polishing and finishing touches.

Clinical uses for dental diamond burs

Diamond burs are a high-quality grinder with the ability to remove almost any material effortlessly. Factory mounted to ensure concentricity; diamond burs are well suited for clinical use on temporary bridges, ceramics, porcelain, metal, and orthodontic stripping. Diamond burs work great to break down the porcelain before veneer or crown placement.

Disposable vs. reusable

If you are interested more in cost-savings before convenience, there are loads of options for reusable diamond burs to consider. Of course, you’ll need to maintain the reusable burs by cleaning and sanitizing after and before every use.

Why should you choose disposable burs?

In this new normal, hygiene is of utmost importance. If you are concerned about maintaining reusable tool sanitation for whatever reason, switch to disposable diamond burs. That way, you know you are protecting your patients and employees, as well as the liability of your dental practice. Disposable diamond burs are made exclusively for single use. You can use a fresh diamond bur for each patient, opening a sanitary new bur at the start of your appointment.

Types of diamond burs

Like any other dental instrument, diamond burs have various types to choose from. Ultimately, the types of diamond burs you’ll need will depend upon the type of procedure and treatment you’ll be performing. Two popular choices for diamond burs include interproximal or extra super coarse burs.

Interproximal diamond burs were made for exact precision when grinding. Their ultra-fine tip helps to get material or a smoother surface in hard-to-reach areas.

Extra super coarse burs are a fabulous tool for removing the most difficult material. These diamond burs are also great for scoring surfaces for crown or veneer bonding purposes.

Finding the right dental equipment is invaluable to the success of any dental practice. Whatever dental bur you choose, do your research to make sure it is suitable for your patients and your intended clinical use.


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